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7 Reasons to work with a Personal Trainer

Do you want to get in shape but don’t know where to start?

Feel stuck in your exercise routine and aren’t making progress?

Want to learn more about how to live a fit and healthy life?

Then a personal trainer is your answer!

There are many benefits to working with a personal trainer. Their knowledge and experience in the realm of physical health and fitness can
be extremely helpful in numerous ways. Here are just 7 reasons you may consider hiring a personal trainer:

#1:          Safety

Amidst the exercises, machines, and gym equipment is the potential for an injury to occur. Additionally, certain exercises pose risks to hurting yourself if not done in a safe and correct way. Trainers teach the usage of each equipment piece as well as educate on proper exercise technique so that risk turns into reward.

#2:          Goal Setting

Its hard to exercise when you aren’t sure what exactly you are trying to improve. That’s why personal trainers work with their clients to set short and long term goals that meet are realistic and attainable. Trainers can set short term goals that designed as stepping stones toward your long term goals. This way, your long term goals will seem less daunting, and your small successes on the way will continue to motivate you. (more…)

Check-In Challenge

In Honor of Member Appreciation Month, we are hosting a check-in challenge with the opportunity to win great prizes based on your # of visits.


Check in at the Front Desk each time you come to The Wellness Center

March 1 - March 31st

Check In 12 or more times from March 1st – March 31st.

Improve Your Fitness

Members that come 12 or more times during the month will improve their fitness and be entered to win prizes!

It’s so easy!!! All you have to do is check-in when you come to use the facility. 


* 12+ Visits: Entered in to win a free month of membership

* 15+ Visits: Entered in to win a free 60 minute massage

* Most Visits: Wins a free personal training package of 3 – 60 min sessions.

*Check Ins will be counted only from 3/1/22 – 3/31/22


Have some questions about the challenge or facility?  We would love to hear from you! Fill out the form below, and someone from our team will be in touch soon!

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Come Get Fit With Us!

 Join in November or December and get a free month!

Come workout in one of the best equipped fitness centers in the High Country!

Join during November or December and get a free month with no initiation fee!

Here’s how it works: If you sign up in November you’ll pay for that month and get December free. If you sign-up in December you’ll get January free. You’ll be prorated for the month you sign-up and recieve the next month for free.

The Wellness Center follows a Covid Safe Plan.

More about the Wellness Center’s Covid safe plan

Call now: (828) 266-1060 or use the form below for more information.

If you have questions about the promotion or would like more information about the Wellness Center please call (828) 266-1060 or fill out the form below.

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Wellness Center COVID-Safe Plan

COVID-safeWe thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we follow State and County regulations for your safety. We know you have many questions about what to expect! This communication should prepare you for your return to the gym. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any additional questions or concerns. You will find all necessary contact information at the conclusion of this communication.

Our goal is to make the Wellness Center a safe place that is in compliance with state and local healthcare officials. We will follow guidelines and policies outlined by Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and the Governor’s office. 

Locker Rooms

  • MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES IN THE LOCKER ROOMS, except while in the shower stall. This includes TO & FROM the shower, and TO & FROM the pool.
  • Social distancing is required in the locker room space. 
  • Each member must assume this risk: The locker rooms are the most dangerous part of the Wellness Center as it relates to Covid-19, due to a higher humidity, limited amount of air flow, and historic difficulty in the ability to maintain social distancing. You enter the locker rooms at your own risk. If you are worried about the risk associated with the locker room, we invite you to use one of the other lockers on the 2nd floor to store your belongings.

Group Exercise Classes and Weight Room 

  • Masks must be worn at all times in our facility. 
  • You can remove your mask while actively engaged in exercise if you can maintain a social distance of at least 10 feet in all directions. This includes while in a group class, using cardio equipment, and while actively exercising in the weight room. 
  • Group exercise classes have capacities set so that each participant can maintain social distance. 
  • Reservations for classes can be made online, via our member app, or by calling the Front Desk.

Available for Members

  • Weight Room
  • Cardiovascular Equipment 
  • CrossFit Gym / Basketball Court
  • Therapy Pool (Physical Therapy Referral)
  • Aqua Arthritis Classes (Provider Referral)
  • Lap Pool Swimming (Lane Reservation Required)
  • Locker Room
  • Massage Therapy
  • Virtual and Indoor Group Exercise Classes
  • Personal Training
  • Virtual & In Person Nutrition and Health Coaching
  • Indoor walking track

Wellness Center Committment

  • A safe, clean and disinfected environment
  • Additional Hand Sanitizing Stations
  • Additional Disinfectant Wipe Dispensers
  • Cardiovascular Equipment spaced 10-15 feet apart
  • Plexiglass placed inbetween equipment that can’t be spaced
  • Employees required to wear a mask while working
  • Increased sanitation and disinfecting protocols


What if I'm high risk?

  • We completely understand your concern, and are encouraging all people who are higher risk to come to the facility Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm. These times have historically been lower volume. These times will be constantly monitored, and will be updated here once a week.
  • Continue to take advantage of our virtual options.

Temporarily Suspended or Closed

  • Racquetball reservations
  • Towel service
  • Cooking classes
  • Birthday parties

Member Responsibilities


  • Sign electronic liability waiver once, or daily in person waiver (REQUIRED)
  • Wear a mask over nose and mouth in the building unless actively exercising. 
  • Respect capacity limit for group exercise classes. 
  • Scan in when you come into the facility.
  • Bring your own hydration, or purchase from the Front Desk. (Bottle filling station is available)
  • Maintain appropriate distance of at least 6 feet, or 10-15 feet while exercising
  • Wipe down machines and equipment before and after use
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Check-In Challenge – March.2020

In Honor of Member Appreciation Month, we are hosting a check-in challenge with the opportunity to win great prizes based on your # of visits.

  • 12+ Visits: Entered in to win a free month of membership
  • 15+ Visits: Entered in to win a free 60 minute massage
  • Most Visits: Wins a free PT package of 3-60 min sessions

*Check Ins will be counted only from 3/1/20-3/ 31/20

In order to be eligible to win, a minimum of ONE donation item must be brought in for the Hunger & Health Coalition! Some of the most requested items include:

Oatmeal Rice Cold Cereal
Canned Fruit Canned Vegetables Crackers
Peanut Butter Jelly Soup
Tuna Canned Chicken Dried Beans
Canned Beans Canned Tomatoes Juices
Macaroni & Cheese Pasta Pasta Sauces
Tortillas Corn Husks Chili







**Donation items will be tracked at the Front Desk. If you have any questions please see the Front Desk for information or call 828-266-1060

Blood Pressure Clinic

Blood Pressure Clinic

The Blood Pressure Clinic is a service provided by the Wellness Center to educate individuals about their blood pressure numbers and the importance of checking for changes in their resting blood pressure. Blood pressures will be taken by an exercise specialist with knowledge on how to help you better understand factors that play a role in blood pressure changes. The Wellness Center will help keep track of not only your resting blood pressure numbers but your resting heart rate and oxygen saturation levels. If at any time you would like to communicate your resting numbers to your primary physician, we can provide you with a printed copy or fax your recorded numbers.

Monday and Wednesday – 10:30am – 11:45am

Located in Classroom 2

Starts March 2nd.


See the front desk or call (828) 266-1060 for more info.

Have questions? Use the form below to contact us or request more information.

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